Your St. Petersburg Drug Crimes Lawyer
If you have been charged with a drug crime in St. Petersburg, you need to protect your rights and seek the counsel of an experienced drug crimes lawyer immediately. William B. Bennett, P.A. is a respected criminal defense attorney committed to securing the rights of our clients. We can help.
We offer representation to clients in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and all of Tampa Bay regarding several different types of complicated drug cases including medical marijuana, drug trafficking, possession, transportation, prescription medication and drug paraphernalia.
State and federal government are on a quest to ban controlled substances and punish those that produce, sell and use these substances. As a result, many citizen’s rights are being violated in the process. Innocent people are routinely stopped, searched and arrested with no reasonable suspicion that a crime has taken place. Many law enforcement agents lie and falsify records in order to gain a conviction, which is a clear violation of our constitutional rights.
Florida Drug Laws are Severe
The drug laws in Florida are more severe than in most states due to Florida’s prime geographic location for trafficking.
- Possessing 20 grams of marijuana or less is considered a misdemeanor, punishable up to $1,000 and one year in jail.
- Possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana is considered a felony, punishable up to $5,000 and five years in jail.
- Possession of other controlled substances such as ecstasy, cocaine or LSD is also considered a felony, punishable up to $5,000 and five years in jail.
- Possession of over 10 grams of heroin is considered a first degree felony and punishable with up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Additionally, having drug paraphernalia such as needles, pipes, bongs, scales or any chemical materials used to manufacture drugs is an offense punishable up to $1,000 in fines and one year in jail.
For these reasons, an accused defendant needs to retain the help of an experienced drug crimes lawyer such as William B. Bennett, P.A. Our St. Petersburg drug crimes legal team can help you navigate your case for the best possible result.
Get Help Today
A drug possession or drug trafficking conviction can come with a steep price. The effect on the accused can be devastating and irreversible for the rest of one’s life preventing you from getting a job, loan or even an apartment. If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact us today or call us at (727) 821-8000 for a free consultation.
At the law office of William B. Bennett, P.A., we’ve been handling criminal cases for over 20 years. We do our best to get your drug charges dismissed, a reduction in your sentence or removed from your record completely. We understand the stress and challenge that a drug charge can put on one’s life. So, we handle your case with the same honesty and respect that all of our clients receive.
Call us today and let us help.